10 Day Hands-on Workshop 15-25 Sep/2022

Thannal Natural Building School’s half-yearly 10-day course is planned for people who want to learn hands-on.


Every aspect of Natural Building from the foundation, wall systems, roofs, flooring & finishes is part of this course. Basics know-how of every ingredient used to like different types of mud, lime, bamboo, herbal mixes and natural gums is explained. Participants are made familiar with how to identify different properties of the material, source it, prepare it and different techniques of using it. Various treatments for natural materials for termite resistance and how to repair mud structures are also covered.

The course consists of
-Theory sessions with lectures and audio-visual presentations.
-Hands-on sessions (for better practical learning about Materials & Techniques).
-Prototype sessions (artisan will explain through doing a sample).
-Site Visits (to experience the existing Natural Buildings).
-Question and Answer session.


This is a platform for sharing knowledge in natural buildings based on the traditional shelter-making methods in India. The age-old practice of using natural materials available from the surroundings in a way without causing harm to nature is revived. The addition of plant and animal derivatives made these homes durable for centuries.

Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India - 606603